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A Letter From Our Founders 2023

As we look back on 2023, we reflect somberly on the many challenges our world faces. We believe that climate change will be the greatest test that humanity has ever confronted. At the same time, extreme poverty continues to characterize much of the world, especially in Africa and parts of Asia. We are deeply proud […]

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January 20, 2021

A Better Resolution for the New Year: Set Attainable Goals

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed led BRAC to become one of the largest nonprofits in the world, in part by applying the science of goal setting. In this era of great challenge, we can all resolve to follow in his footsteps by working to set achievable goals that will make a real difference in our world.
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December 23, 2020

A Letter from Our Founders: Top 10 Themes of 2020

In their 2020 Founders’ Letter, Bob and Dottie King review key themes that reflect the work of King Philanthropies over the preceding year.
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December 17, 2020

Prepare for a Post-Pandemic World: But, First, Feed the Children

Children may be the biggest victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, due to indirect effects of hunger and malnutrition. Yet high performing social sector organizations provide opportunities for donors to make a difference, with cost-effective interventions that can save millions of children.
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September 10, 2020

Back to School: Eastside Prep Adapts to New Crises with Back-to-Basics Leadership

Eastside Prep, a high-performing nonprofit organization that equips disadvantaged students to thrive, is nimbly reckoning with the Covid-19 crisis, the struggle for racial justice, and other outsized challenges.
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July 29, 2020

Announcing the King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI)

With a $25 million gift from King Philanthropies, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT launches an initiative to combat both climate change and poverty through scalable, evidence-based solutions.
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July 20, 2020

For Friends of the Children, Black Lives Matter Is More Than a “Moment”

Friends of the Children, a high-performing nonprofit that works with disadvantaged youth across the United States, has turned its statement of support for the Black community into a program of real-world change.
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July 1, 2020

Our Solidarity with the Black Community

King Philanthropies stands in solidarity with the Black community as we grieve the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans.
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May 29, 2020

Turning Our Education Crisis Into Opportunity: Lessons From High-Performing Nonprofits

Two exceptional nonprofits, Pratham and CAMFED, are turning the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity to improve service delivery and access to education for students in India and Africa.
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March 20, 2020

Fight by Focusing: As Coronavirus Spreads, Lessons from Last Mile Health

Even amid crises, high-performing nonprofits like Last Mile Health thrive by adhering to a clear, focused mission—and by resisting the temptation to be all things to all stakeholders.
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